Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic

Address

21297 Olean Blvd, Unit B
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

(941) 766-9570

www.volunteercare.org

AKA:

VBA Free Clinic & Pharmacy

Description:

****During COVID 19 - Clinic open 9a-5p M- F, Pharmacy hours M,Tu,W,F 9a-1p, Tues Eve 6p-8p, Fri 4p-7p. Please call first, instead of going directly to clinic*** The Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic provides no-cost volunteer medical, pharmacy and wellness services to the under-served in Charlotte County, FL. As a free medical clinic and pharmacy, the VBA Clinic provides qualified Charlotte County residents with primary and semi-urgent medical services, wellness services, prescription medication and patient assistance programs at no cost. We seek to heal not only physical illness, but also the injury caused by bias, prejudice, and indifference. Services are provided by compassionate volunteer medical professionals and institutions, as well as support volunteers committed to helping you gain and live a healthy life. Some of our care programs; Hepatitis C, Breast Health, Smoking Cessation, Wellness, Respiratory, Patient Assistance, Pharmacy and treatment sourcing.

Intake Process:

Call for an appointment; walk-ins seen based on availability.

Program Fees:

No fees

Languages:

English, Spanish

Eligibility:

Adults (minimum 18 years old), Charlotte County resident, no health insurance, income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Date of Official Change:

May 15, 2019

Wishlist:

See our website: www.volunteercare.org

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the clinic and pharmacy. The best way to be involved is to volunteer your time and talents. We need volunteers in every aspect of our operation and offer opportunities for medical and non-medical personnel:
!€¢ Non-Medical jobs include Eligibility Screener, Receptionist, Data Entry, Translator, Patient Advocates, Pharmacy Dispensers, Front Office Support Community Events and Special Projects
!€¢ Medical jobs (currently licensed) include Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Nurse (RN & LPN), Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, and Nutritionist/Dietitian.

Contact: Noreen Chervinski, Director of Operations, 941-766-9570, nchervinski@volunteercare.org

Year Incorporated:

2007

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

21297 Olean Blvd, Unit B
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Mailing

PO Box 494190
Port Charlotte, FL 33949-4190

Contacts

General Info

Janice Chupka

Director of Clinic Services

(941) 766-9570

jchupka@volunteercare.org

M Suzanne Roberts

CEO

(941) 766-9570 x111

sroberts@volunteercare.org

Phone Numbers

Main Number

(941) 766-9570

Fax

(941) 766-1896

Legal Status:

Private, Non-Profit

Description

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the clinic and pharmacy. The best way to be involved is to volunteer your time and talents. We need volunteers in every aspect of our operation and offer opportunities for medical and non-medical personnel: • Non-Medical jobs include Eligibility Screener, Receptionist, Data Entry, Translator, Patient Advocates, Pharmacy Stockers, & Dispensers, Community Events and Special Projects • Medical jobs include Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Nurse (RN & LPN), Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, and Nutritionist/Dietitian. Contact: Noreen Chervinski, Director of Operations, 941-766-9570, nchervinski@volunteercare.org

Intake Procedure

Call for an appointment.

Service Area

Charlotte County

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • Florida
    • Charlotte County

    Contact

    Name:
    M Suzanne Roberts
    Title:
    CEO
    Phone:
    941-766-9570 x111
    Email:
    sroberts@volunteercare.org

    Telephone Numbers

    Number:
    941-766-9570
    Name:
    Main Number
    Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (PX-0400.1400) and related services within the Service Tree.

    Description

    VBA provides episodic and primary health care, free prescription medicine (from its on-site pharmacy), and wellness services the underserved and working poor of Charlotte County who meet the agency's eligibility guidelines. The clinic benefits from the services of a number of volunteer medical professionals, as well as a large volunteer base of local residents who contribute to the agency's mission of health and wellness in our community. VBA also continues to diagnose and treat individuals with hepatitis C who cannot otherwise afford treatment.

    Hours

    Questions/Patient Eligibility Forms: 9AM - 9PM Monday to Friday Health Clinic: 5PM - 9PM Monday to Friday (other times, by appointment only) Pharmacy, Prescription Drop-Offs: 9AM - 11:30AM Monday and Friday Pharmacy, Prescription Pickups: 6PM - 9PM Monday; 9AM - 12PM Tuesday and Wednesday

    Required Documents

    State-issued photo ID with current address; any other government-issued ID cards; proof of residency (i.e. electric or water bill); list of everyone in household (names, ages, relationship to applicant); proof of household income; bottles for medications, supplements or vitamins the applicant takes or has taken recently; other medical records; list of health questions/concerns. For more details, go online or call.

    Eligibility

    Charlotte County resident age 18+ without health insurance. Annual household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Some exceptions may apply.

    Fees

    No fees

    Intake Procedure

    Call for an appointment.

    Service Area

    Charlotte County

    Geography Served

      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

    • Florida
      • Charlotte County

      Contact

      Name:
      M Suzanne Roberts
      Title:
      CEO
      Phone:
      941-766-9570 x111
      Email:
      sroberts@volunteercare.org

      Telephone Numbers

      Number:
      941-766-9570
      Name:
      Main Number
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (LN-1500) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      Volunteers are the heartbeat of the clinic and pharmacy. The best way to be involved is to volunteer your time and talents. We need volunteers in every aspect of our operation and offer opportunities for medical and non-medical personnel: • Non-Medical jobs include Eligibility Screener, Receptionist, Data Entry, Translator, Patient Advocates, Pharmacy Stockers, & Dispensers, Community Events and Special Projects • Medical jobs include Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Nurse (RN & LPN), Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, and Nutritionist/Dietitian. Contact: Noreen Chervinski, Director of Operations, 941-766-9570, nchervinski@volunteercare.org

      Intake Procedure

      Call for an appointment.

      Service Area

      Charlotte County

      Geography Served

        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

      • Florida
        • Charlotte County

        Contact

        Name:
        M Suzanne Roberts
        Title:
        CEO
        Phone:
        941-766-9570 x111
        Email:
        sroberts@volunteercare.org

        Telephone Numbers

        Number:
        941-766-9570
        Name:
        Main Number
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (PX-3000) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        VBA provides episodic and primary health care, free prescription medicine (from its on-site pharmacy), and wellness services the underserved and working poor of Charlotte County who meet the agency's eligibility guidelines. The clinic benefits from the services of a number of volunteer medical professionals, as well as a large volunteer base of local residents who contribute to the agency's mission of health and wellness in our community. VBA also continues to diagnose and treat individuals with hepatitis C who cannot otherwise afford treatment.

        Hours

        Questions/Patient Eligibility Forms: 9AM - 9PM Monday to Friday Health Clinic: 5PM - 9PM Monday to Friday (other times, by appointment only) Pharmacy, Prescription Drop-Offs: 9AM - 11:30AM Monday and Friday Pharmacy, Prescription Pickups: 6PM - 9PM Monday; 9AM - 12PM Tuesday and Wednesday

        Required Documents

        State-issued photo ID with current address; any other government-issued ID cards; proof of residency (i.e. electric or water bill); list of everyone in household (names, ages, relationship to applicant); proof of household income; bottles for medications, supplements or vitamins the applicant takes or has taken recently; other medical records; list of health questions/concerns. For more details, go online or call.

        Eligibility

        Charlotte County resident age 18+ without health insurance. Annual household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Some exceptions may apply.

        Fees

        No fees

        Intake Procedure

        Call for an appointment.

        Service Area

        Charlotte County

        Geography Served

          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

        • Florida
          • Charlotte County

          Contact

          Name:
          Janice Chupka
          Title:
          Director of Clinic Services
          Phone:
          941-766-9570
          Email:
          jchupka@volunteercare.org

          Telephone Numbers

          Number:
          941-766-9570
          Name:
          Main Number
          Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (LF-4900.2200) and related services within the Service Tree.

          Description

          No-cost screening mammograms are available at VBA.

          Hours

          Questions/Patient Eligibility Forms: 9AM - 9PM Monday to Friday Health Clinic: 5PM - 9PM Monday to Friday (other times, by appointment only)

          Required Documents

          Call for more info

          Eligibility

          Currently uninsured, Charlotte County resident, limited or no income.

          Fees

          No fees

          Intake Procedure

          Call 941-766-9570 and ask for Cindy Neads, nursing director, to schedule an appointment. Or email her at cneads@volunteercare.org.

          Service Area

          Charlotte County

          Geography Served

            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

          • Florida
            • Charlotte County

            Contact

            Name:
            Janice Chupka
            Title:
            Director of Clinic Services
            Phone:
            941-766-9570
            Email:
            jchupka@volunteercare.org

            Telephone Numbers

            Number:
            941-766-9570
            Name:
            Main Number
            Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (LF-4900.1500-500) and related services within the Service Tree.

            Description

            Volunteers are the heartbeat of the clinic and pharmacy. The best way to be involved is to volunteer your time and talents. We need volunteers in every aspect of our operation and offer opportunities for medical and non-medical personnel: • Non-Medical jobs include Eligibility Screener, Receptionist, Data Entry, Translator, Patient Advocates, Pharmacy Stockers, & Dispensers, Community Events and Special Projects • Medical jobs include Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Nurse (RN & LPN), Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, and Nutritionist/Dietitian. Contact: Noreen Chervinski, Director of Operations, 941-766-9570, nchervinski@volunteercare.org

            Intake Procedure

            Call for an appointment.

            Service Area

            Charlotte County

            Geography Served

              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

            • Florida
              • Charlotte County

              Contact

              Name:
              M Suzanne Roberts
              Title:
              CEO
              Phone:
              941-766-9570 x111
              Email:
              sroberts@volunteercare.org

              Telephone Numbers

              Number:
              941-766-9570
              Name:
              Main Number
              Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (PX-3000.5000) and related services within the Service Tree.

              Description

              Volunteers are the heartbeat of the clinic and pharmacy. The best way to be involved is to volunteer your time and talents. We need volunteers in every aspect of our operation and offer opportunities for medical and non-medical personnel: • Non-Medical jobs include Eligibility Screener, Receptionist, Data Entry, Translator, Patient Advocates, Pharmacy Stockers, & Dispensers, Community Events and Special Projects • Medical jobs include Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Nurse (RN & LPN), Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, and Nutritionist/Dietitian. Contact: Noreen Chervinski, Director of Operations, 941-766-9570, nchervinski@volunteercare.org

              Intake Procedure

              Call for an appointment.

              Service Area

              Charlotte County

              Geography Served

                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

              • Florida
                • Charlotte County

                Contact

                Name:
                M Suzanne Roberts
                Title:
                CEO
                Phone:
                941-766-9570 x111
                Email:
                sroberts@volunteercare.org

                Telephone Numbers

                Number:
                941-766-9570
                Name:
                Main Number
                Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (PX-3000.6500) and related services within the Service Tree.

                Description

                VBA provides episodic and primary health care, free prescription medicine (from its on-site pharmacy), and wellness services the underserved and working poor of Charlotte County who meet the agency's eligibility guidelines. This may involve dispensing medication directly from the on-site pharmacy, and/or helping patients to obtain medication directly from a drug manufacturer's compassionate use program.

                Hours

                Questions/Patient Eligibility Forms: 9AM - 9PM Monday to Friday Health Clinic: 5PM - 9PM Monday to Friday (other times, by appointment only) Pharmacy, Prescription Drop-Offs: 9AM - 11:30AM Monday and Friday Pharmacy, Prescription Pickups: 6PM - 9PM Monday; 9AM - 12PM Tuesday and Wednesday

                Required Documents

                State-issued photo ID with current address; any other government-issued ID cards; proof of residency (i.e. electric or water bill); list of everyone in household (names, ages, relationship to applicant); proof of household income; bottles for medications, supplements or vitamins the applicant takes or has taken recently; other medical records; list of health questions/concerns. For more details, go online or call.

                Eligibility

                Charlotte County resident age 18+ without health insurance. Annual household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Some exceptions may apply.

                Fees

                No fees

                Intake Procedure

                Call for an appointment.

                Service Area

                Charlotte County

                Geography Served

                  If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                • Florida
                  • Charlotte County

                  Contact

                  Name:
                  Janice Chupka
                  Title:
                  Director of Clinic Services
                  Phone:
                  941-766-9570
                  Email:
                  jchupka@volunteercare.org

                  Telephone Numbers

                  Number:
                  941-766-9570
                  Name:
                  Main Number
                  Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (LH-6700.6300) and related services within the Service Tree.

                  Special Notes/Funding

                  VBA works to secure expensive treatment to help patients overcome infection with the hepatitis C virus.

                  Description

                  VBA provides episodic and primary health care, free prescription medicine (from its on-site pharmacy), and wellness services the underserved and working poor of Charlotte County who meet the agency's eligibility guidelines. The clinic benefits from the services of a number of volunteer medical professionals, as well as a large volunteer base of local residents who contribute to the agency's mission of health and wellness in our community. VBA also continues to diagnose and treat individuals with hepatitis C who cannot otherwise afford treatment.

                  Hours

                  Questions/Patient Eligibility Forms: 9AM - 9PM Monday to Friday Health Clinic: 5PM - 9PM Monday to Friday (other times, by appointment only) Pharmacy, Prescription Drop-Offs: 9AM - 11:30AM Monday and Friday Pharmacy, Prescription Pickups: 6PM - 9PM Monday; 9AM - 12PM Tuesday and Wednesday

                  Required Documents

                  State-issued photo ID with current address; any other government-issued ID cards; proof of residency (i.e. electric or water bill); list of everyone in household (names, ages, relationship to applicant); proof of household income; bottles for medications, supplements or vitamins the applicant takes or has taken recently; other medical records; list of health questions/concerns. For more details, go online or call.

                  Eligibility

                  Charlotte County resident age 18+ without health insurance. Annual household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Some exceptions may apply.

                  Fees

                  No fees

                  Intake Procedure

                  Call for an appointment.

                  Service Area

                  Charlotte County

                  Geography Served

                    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                  • Florida
                    • Charlotte County

                    Telephone Numbers

                    Number:
                    941-766-9570
                    Name:
                    Main Number
                    Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (LH-6700.6400) and related services within the Service Tree.

                    Description

                    VBA provides episodic and primary health care, free prescription medicine (from its on-site pharmacy), and wellness services the underserved and working poor of Charlotte County who meet the agency's eligibility guidelines. The clinic benefits from the services of a number of volunteer medical professionals, as well as a large volunteer base of local residents who contribute to the agency's mission of health and wellness in our community. VBA also continues to diagnose and treat individuals with hepatitis C who cannot otherwise afford treatment.

                    Hours

                    Questions/Patient Eligibility Forms: 9AM - 9PM Monday to Friday Health Clinic: 5PM - 9PM Monday to Friday (other times, by appointment only) Pharmacy, Prescription Drop-Offs: 9AM - 11:30AM Monday and Friday Pharmacy, Prescription Pickups: 6PM - 9PM Monday; 9AM - 12PM Tuesday and Wednesday

                    Required Documents

                    State-issued photo ID with current address; any other government-issued ID cards; proof of residency (i.e. electric or water bill); list of everyone in household (names, ages, relationship to applicant); proof of household income; bottles for medications, supplements or vitamins the applicant takes or has taken recently; other medical records; list of health questions/concerns. For more details, go online or call.

                    Eligibility

                    Charlotte County resident age 18+ without health insurance. Annual household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Some exceptions may apply.

                    Fees

                    No fees

                    Intake Procedure

                    Call for an appointment.

                    Service Area

                    Charlotte

                    Geography Served

                      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                    • Florida
                      • Charlotte County

                      Contact

                      Name:
                      Janice Chupka
                      Title:
                      Director of Clinic Services
                      Phone:
                      941-766-9570
                      Email:
                      jchupka@volunteercare.org

                      Telephone Numbers

                      Number:
                      941-766-9570
                      Name:
                      Main Number
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